Paid updates on Facebook proposed to be banned


If you have been using your Facebook account to make money, read on coz you might not be able to do so in the near future.

On Tuesday, the no.1 social networking Web site posted a blog proposing a ban on using personal profiles other than well err- just personal stuff.

These would mean those who endorse products to friends and family and getting paid to do so. It will however, affect fan pages of businesses set up in the Web site.

The rules regarding users outside the United States have also been revised. The company said, “If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Facebook (such as advertising or payments) or operate a Platform application or website.”

Facebook users can give post their opinions on the proposed ban.

What do you think?